Best of Philly 2009 Bartender: Casey Parker

So many bartenders seem to find it difficult just to simultaneously smile and pour your drink. But this co-owner and weekend bartender at Jose Pistola’s (you used to drink there when it was Copa) gets you good and drunk while keeping you thoroughly entertained via bar tricks, adult humor, current-event commentary, astute sports analysis (he goes to EVERY Eagles home game), and, if you’re really lucky, the occasional song.

BONUS: He’s also the lead singer in hilarious ’80s glam rock tribute band Welcome to My Face, playing a free concert tonight in Rittenhouse Square.

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